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Research featured on Stanford Engineering webpage

Our work was featured in a recent piece on Stanford Engineering's website: A data-driven approach to cooling.  Congrats to all the UIL team members and collaborators that contributed to this research!

*New Paper* in Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews

Our paper "Cool roofs can mitigate cooling energy demand for informal settlement dwellers" was published in Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews. Congrats to Alex who led this project in collaboration with Prof. Narasimha Rao at Yale and Dr. Alessio Mastrucci at IIASA. (Note the above link is valid until April 6, 2022 for free access. Please use the link from the publications page after this date.)

Paper presented at BuildSys 2021

UIL PhD student Tom Dougherty presented his paper "SCHMEAR: scalable construction of holistic models for energy analysis from rooftops" at BuildSys 2021!  You can view a recording of his presentation here.  This work was done in collaboration with our colleagues at the Stanford Sustainable Systems Lab.

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